Editors: Mina Mahmoudi, Sobhan Ghafourian, Behzad Badakhsh

Toxin-Antitoxin Systems in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-794-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-793-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810879311210101

Introduction

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is known as a persistent bacterial pathogen. Antibiotics are currently the most common bacterial treatment for related infections but cases of microbial resistance are on the rise. Toxin-Antitoxin Systems in Pseudomonas aeruginosa describes one of the most important antimicrobial targets in the bacterium species. The contributors have compiled comprehensive information on the subject. The reference initially acquaints the reader with key topics about P. aeruginosa infection including virulence factors, pathogenicity, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis and antibiotic resistance. This is followed by detailed chapters on toxin-antitoxin systems which explain their role in the bacterial pathogenesis with reference to P. aeruginosa.

The comprehensive information on the subject makes this an ideal reference for newcomers to the field of bacteriology and target discovery. Students of medical microbiology and medical professionals who are interested in the finer details of P. aeruginosa pathogenicity will also be equipped with sufficient information to join the discussion on this topic with fellow researchers.

Foreword

Given the gap in the comprehensive book on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the new findings, the authors decided to address as many important issues as possible about this bacterium. This book is also unique in novel information of P. aeruginosa. Still another factor is given by many interesting chapters in detail and plenty of colorful illustrations have been shown. After reading this book, it is hoped that the reader will acquire the necessary knowledge needed for treating patients and promoting useful research designs in eradicating bacteria. By knowing the pathogenesis pathways and new systems in this bacterium, a new horizon will be created in the reader's mind about this bacterium. Writing the book took about two years, with the help of prominent professors and researchers of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, who have been named in different chapters. The authors recommend reading this book to researchers and readers who are looking to solve medical problems in hospitals caused by this bacterium. It is hoped that reading this book will add useful information to readers. In my opinion, the authors would be pleased of having grateful readers who gain broad knowledge for their current practice in Microbiology and Infectious Disease and it will also provide help for their future research.

Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
Tehran University of Medical Science
Tehran
Iran

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